Grizzlies fall to Spurs, have lost 7 of last 9

Grizzlies fall to Spurs, have lost 7 of last 9

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Grizzlies fell to the Spurs for the second time in four days.

After losing in San Antonio, the teams traveled to Memphis for a Monday matchup that saw the Spurs walk away with a 101-87 win.

Forward Lamarcus Aldridge once again tormented the Grizzlies, this time for 31 points and 13 rebounds.

The Spurs were even without their core of Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, but that didn't matter to Aldridge.

The Grizzlies probably felt no sympathy for the Spurs injuries. Zach Randolph sat out with a sprained ankle, an injury he sustained in Friday's tilt with San Antonio.

The Grizzlies bandaged starting lineup of Chris Andersen, JaMychal Green, Matt Barnes, Jordan Farmar and Tony Allen were mostly ineffective, with Vince Carter leading the team in scoring off the bench with just 14.

The Grizzlies shot just 39 percent as a team, compared to the Spurs impressive 51 percent.

The Grizzlies dropped to 41-33 on the season and have lost seven of their last nine games.

It may not be time to feel the pressure of missing the playoffs just yet with Memphis holding a 6.5 game lead over ninth-place Dallas with eight games left, but taking a losing streak of this caliber into the playoffs is not ideal.

The Grizzlies will stay in Memphis for their next tilt when they take on the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.

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